About eight days ago,
I received a carton containing four shrubs that I had ordered.
They are dormant and in quart containers.
The instructions said "open immediately and plant ASAP."
They were shipped at the proper time for planting
in this area.
NOT THIS YEAR!
With temps in the twenties at night,
I decided it best to keep them in the garage
until we warmed up a little.
I called the supplier and they concurred.
It's to be in the mid thirties tonight and then no more thirties in the foreseeable future.
I would have waited one more day but it's to rain tomorrow.
Two of the four had very good root systems
so I decided to plant two of them together.
That gives me a fifty fifty chance.
Hard to see those little sticks but they're there.
I added a little root stimulator and will cover them tonight
just in case.
So weary after all that planting...
The shrub is called a " Lil Ditty Viburnum".
It's a dwarf and brand new this year
which is why I couldn't find it at a local nursery.
Apparently, It takes three years for new plants
to reach neighborhood nurseries.
Keep your fingers crossed..
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
and the holes were easy to dig.
I wonder how old this plant is..Hmmm
Have a good week.